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Media Contact: José Sirven
Email: jose@fluentstrategies.com
Phone: (786)273-8343

Mayoral Candidates Rated on Transit Policy by Miami Riders Alliance, Local Group Representing Transit Riders

Bovo, Levine Cava receive scores of 60% and 90%, respectively

Miami, FL – On Tuesday morning, The Miami Riders Alliance released its Candidate Report Card rating the two County Mayoral candidates, Esteban “Steve” Bovo and Daniella Levine Cava who received a 60% and 90% scores, respectively.

The candidates were "scored" on their voting records and stances' alignment with Miami Riders Alliance’s platform. The platform was created using input from hundreds of Miami-Dade residents. The candidates were rated on 20 of the most important transportation issues according to Miami-Dade residents, including support for rail expansion, an improved Bus system, protected bike and scooter lanes, and dense, walkable neighborhoods.

See the Miami Riders Alliance platform: www.riders.miami/platform

Highlights

  • Levine Cava opposes highway expansion, while Bovo supports it.
  • Bovo sponsored New Tax Zones to fund transit as Chairman, while Levine Cava voted against increasing density along all transit corridors.
  • Levine Cava voted against using transit tax dollars for unaffordable privatized options, including the Miami Beach Monorail and the Aventura Station, while Bovo has repeatedly voted to privatize transit without securing rider benefits such as an affordable transit structure.

Executive Director Kevin Amézaga said,

“As we work to support our community’s economic recovery during this historic reflection of social and racial inequality, the transit discussion is more important than ever. Not only would an infrastructure investment from our County jumpstart local business and create thousands of jobs, transit increases social mobility, attracts businesses fleeing NYC and California, and improves community and environmental health. Whoever becomes our next County Mayor must realize that transit is the solution, and we can no longer afford not to invest in it–if not for us today, then for future generations of Miamians.”

The Miami Riders Alliance is a grassroots 501(c)(4) membership organization of riders, future riders, and community leaders advocating to improve public transportation and create safer streets for residents across Miami-Dade County, FL.

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